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Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs

The official founding of Ruinart was in 1729 by drapery merchant, Nicolas Ruinart. After encouragement by his uncle Dom Thierry Ruinart, this house abandoned the clothing trade and blossomed into a contender in the premium Champagne market.

One of my favorites in the Blanc de Blancs category because of its finely tuned style and racy overtones. The subtle yellow color opens with a bouquet of sourdough bread and blanched almonds. The framework of this wine is finely knit with dried flowers, candied yellow citrus fruits and minerality laced around the edges. The backbone of acidity is fresh, pure and nicely intertwined into the core. This Champagne never compromises on flavors and has an unmistakable elegant signature.

By W Peter Hoyne